Wednesday, February 6, 2013

12 Months of Teddy

Teddy is officially a one-year old.  Holy crap.  How did that happen?  It seems like yesterday that  we were sleep deprived zombies of parents just realizing the horror of the 3 hour feed myth.  During my MISERABLE pregnancy I discovered Pinterest.  I loved seeing the progression pictures where you take the kiddos pictures once a month.  (Ideally, I would have loved to take a picture of myself each week, but there was no time for that what, with all of the throwing up and tears...I digress.)

Oh, Pinterest.  How I love to hate you.  On one hand, it’s so much fun to look at party ideas and dream about the wonderful dinners, decorations, and outfits.  On the other hand, there is the absolute certainty that I will NEVER live up to those expectations.  

Here is our little experiment at trying to live up to Pinterest.  I’d give us a solid A.  Why?  Extra bonus points for TJ adding the labels mimicking laundry detergents, but we probably lose a few points for some of these not being taken one the exact month (give or take a few days…)

It was actually pretty fun getting to document all of his favorite pajamas.  It was an absolute circus trying to set this up every month.  I have to admit, there is a small part of me that loves that he’s one and we don’t have to do this each month anymore.  There’s also a small part that looks at these every chance I get.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Teddy: The Video

A dear friend, Allison, made the sweetest video for her daughter's first year.  The second I saw it, I knew that I wanted the same thing for Teddy.  For his birthday, I asked TJ to put a little something together.

My requirements:
  • Include both funny and sentimental pictures
  • Use Heavenly Day from our wedding
  • It cannot be longer than 2 minutes
  • Include a couple cute videos
Surprise.  Surprise.  The final product met all of my requirements, except one.  It's 20 minutes long.  After a long and drawn out conversation in which I try to convince TJ to pair down his masterpiece for fear that no one would ever sit through the whole thing, we reached  a compromise:

The full video would play during his party and he would create a "trailer" for the full video.  Oh, how I love my husband and extravagance.  I promise he would have made the video 60 minutes if left to his own devices.

Here's what I wanted:

Here's TJ's version:  (pack a lunch and take a bathroom break before you start it)

Tilmon Edward Hurt: Year One from TJ Hurt on Vimeo.